Application Brief

Analysis of Waste Water by ICP-OES with Dual Side-On Plasma Observation

Governmental regulations are in effect in nearly all industrial nations to control the direct release of untreated urban and industrial wastewater. The physicochemical and chemical characterization of the wastewater at the inlet and outlet of the treatment plant is deemed an effective way to control the process and to verify the quality of effluents.

Due to its multi-element determination capability, high linear dynamic range and sensitivity, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) is widely used for wastewater analysis. And using a dual side on interface, trace, minor, and major elements can be determined simultaneously, ensuring low cost of analysis.

For this report the SPECTROGREEN with Dual Side-On Interface was employed enabling accurate determination of alkali and earth alkali elements without the need for ionization buffering. Simultaneously, major and  trace elements can be are detected without the need of a second plasma view.

This report details instrument parameters, line selection and demonstrates the SPECTROGREEN’s analytical capabilities in terms of sensitivity, precision and accuracy to perform wastewater analysis.

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